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SEAI: Better Energy Communities Scheme / Community Grant (Business)

The Better Energy Communities Scheme, now known as SEAI Community Grant (Business) is a national initiative operated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). This scheme aims to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings within communities across Ireland, providing funding for a variety of retrofit measures.


Funding Opportunities

Under the Community Grant (Business), funding is available for a wide range of buildings, including:

  • Private businesses: Up to 30% funding
  • Public sector: Up to 30% funding
  • Community/Not-for-profit groups/facilities: Up to 50% funding
Supported Measures

The Better Energy Communities Scheme supports various retrofit measures, including:

  • Insulation upgrades
  • Heating system upgrades (e.g., wood pellet boilers, heat pumps)
  • Advanced heating controls upgrades
  • Mechanical ventilation systems
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Renewable energy solutions (e.g., solar hot water, solar PV, heat pumps)
  • Window/door upgrades
  • Refrigeration upgrades
  • Electric Vehicle chargers
  • Deep retrofits
  • Accessing Grants


To access these grants, you have two options:

  • Self-Management: Apply for grants and manage the contractors and process independently.
  • SEAI Registered Company: Utilise an SEAI registered company (Celtic Dynamics) to apply for grants and manage the contractors on your behalf.
Qualification Criteria

To qualify for grants, you must:

  • Own a property built and occupied before specific years depending on the type of retrofit measure.
  • Use materials and products meeting required standards.
  • Employ contractors from the SEAI’s registered list.
  • Obtain a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment after the works are completed.
Apply Now

Transform your community into a hub of energy efficiency and sustainability. Apply for the Better Energy Communities Scheme today and take the first step towards a greener future for Ireland.

For more information see:

Grant applications are a key specialty of Celtic Dynamics. We actively research and apply for grants on behalf of your company, ensuring you can access available financial assistance to optimise the overall cost of your energy projects.

How to Proceed:

Ready to secure funding for your energy-saving projects? Book a call with Celtic Dynamics to discuss the details further and receive a customised quotation. Our Energy Grant Applications service is designed to enhance your chances of success in securing grants for your energy initiatives.

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